The importance of resistance training for fat loss is just being understood now (publicly anyway). Instead of sweating your bum off on the stairmonster, try adding a few exercises that build up lean tissue. This, as it turns out, revs up the metabolism so you burn more calories just sitting in a chair eating nachos and drinking beer (not that there's anything wrong with that).
For those of you who have already perfected the diet (smaller portion sizes and whole foods) and get at least 60 minutes of accumulative or continuous physical activity a day for five days a week, listen up. Now it's time to add a little resistance to your life. I usually suggest starting slow (maybe two days per week to start) and just a few exercises. A push up works the chest, the triceps, and the front of the shoulder. A seated row with a band or a bent over row with a weight is great for the upper back, biceps, and back of shoulder. Follow this with a squat (just pretend you are peeing in a outhouse..you'll get the idea). I haven't included pictures or detailed information on form and technique so PLEASE refer to a fitness trainer for more details on that. This is purely for informational purposes (and intriguing, exciting, information at that).
Remember, two days a week to start with a rest in between (at least 48 hours). Once you have got the habit for over a month...go ahead and add.
Any questions...you know I'm here...waiting....patiently.....kinda lonely.....don't worry about me..I'll be okay.